Our goal is to protect the client’s interests and to provide the best objective solutions-based on scientific principles, contemporary methods, creative thinking, sound judgment, and practical experience. Client satisfaction is the best measure of our capabilities.
Urban Engineering, located in Victoria, Texas, is a civil engineering firm specializing in Residential and Commercial Development Planning and Design, Marine Construction Design and Public Works Design. Urban Engineering, together with its sister company Urban Surveying, Inc., includes a staff of Registered Professional Engineers, Registered Professional Land Surveyors, Drafting/CADD Technicians, Surveying Crews and Administrative Support personnel.
Principals of the firm, Thomas A. Schmidt, P.E. , Ray M. Bridges, P.E. and Matt A. Glaze, P.E. strive to provide hands-on expertise and client-specific creative solutions for the successful completion of assigned projects. “Our goal is to protect the client’s interests and to provide the best objective solutions-based on scientific principles, contemporary methods, creative thinking, sound judgment, and practical experience. Client satisfaction is the best measure of our capabilities.” Urban Engineering has been actively involved in many projects designed to improve the quality of life in Victoria and the surrounding communities. For surveying services, Urban Surveying, Inc. was established in 1993 to provide professional boundary, topographic and construction surveys for a variety of clients. Terry T. Ruddick, R.P.L.S., serves as managing partner and C.E.O. of Urban Surveying, Inc.
Urban Engineering was formed in 1965, by Larry Urban and his brother, Gene Urban in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1966, they purchased McClendon and Associates, an engineering consulting firm in Corpus Christi. The acquisition included a number of McClendon’s key personnel and an archive of historical engineering records dating back to 1944.
In 1981, an associate office was established in Victoria, Texas. Thomas A. Schmidt was selected to serve as chief engineer and managing partner of the Victoria office. In January of 1984, the firm in Victoria was incorporated using the corporate title of Victoria Engineering, Inc.; however, the firm continues to do business as Urban Engineering. Since 1981, Urban Engineering has provided a wide variety of engineering services in the Victoria area, from preliminary planning studies through detailed plans and supervision of construction. Urban Engineering has been a regional firm dedicated to the growth of the local community. The company currently provides engineering consulting services in Victoria, Matagorda, San Patricio, Nueces, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Calhoun and Aransas Counties as well as the cities of Victoria, Palacios, Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Goliad, Cuero, Edna, Port Lavaca and Rockport.
Engineering assignments are performed in Victoria, but additional specialized support and manpower are available from Urban Engineering in Corpus Christi, with whom the firm continues to maintain its longtime business and professional ties. Urban Surveying, Inc. performs its operations in the same community areas as Urban Engineering. To better serve the public demand, Urban Surveying, Inc. moved its Karnes City off to Cuero, DeWitt County in July of 2006 and opened an office in San Antonio, Bexar County in November 2012.